IIFT Weightage Decoded : Know the Importance of Each Selection Step

  • May 18th, 2017

A trusted source revealed to Career2NextOrbit team the weightage that IIFT gives to the different steps in the

IIFT Cut- off decoded

selection process. IIFT, established in 1963 is an autonomous Institute that offers management courses, of which the most popular is the MBA in International Business. IIFT has two campuses- Delhi and Kolkata. This weightage formula mentioned in this article is used by IIFT Admissions Committee for their Delhi campus selection.

MBA aspirants seeking admission to the management programs at IIFT need to take a test conducted by IIFT in order for them to secure a place at this B-school. The application forms usually come out in September and the first exam is conducted by the end of November every year. The selection process for admission to IIFT is vigorous and involves multiple steps. There is no age limit to take the IIFT entrance test. NRIs can apply for admission on the basis of their GMAT score.

The selection procedure starts with a 2 hour written test that comprises of multiple type questions on General Knowledge & Awareness, English Comprehension, Quantitative Analysis and Logical Reasoning. Thereafter, a list of successful candidates is declared for the next round of the selection process. The other steps include Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Essay Writing. For a long time, the weightage given by IIFT to different steps in the selection process has been a mystery and the topic of immense curiosity. However, the disclosure by a trusted source helped Career2NextOrbit’s team decode IIFT’s percentage weightage used during the various steps of the selection process.  The Cut- off score for General Category students this year was 60 marks.

The percentage weightage for various sections are as follows:


Selection Step Weightage
Written Exam 55%
Essay 10%
Group Discussion 10%
Personal Interview 23%
Gender 2% for female candidates


In the disclosure, the Written and Personal interview sections have emerged as the key players with 55% and 23% weightage respectively. The Essay and Group Discussion (G.D) sections have been allotted equal weightage of 10% each. Also, there is a 2% weightage reserved for women candidates to promote gender diversity on campus.

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